Writing

 
March 22, 2012

How to Write a Republican Stump Speech

When Joe Biden joked in 2008 that all of the sentences uttered by Rudy Giuliani consisted of “a noun, a verb and 9/11,” he actually revealed the GOP’s secret recipe for stump speeches. Listening to the Republican candidates for President, one can easily observe how it works in practice. Each […]
October 16, 2010

10 Things I Hate About Facebook

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July 10, 2010

Facebook vs. Facetime

Much is being written these days about how social media affects us, and a lot of people think it’s not all that helpful. Most prominent among the platforms and websites under contemplation of course, is Facebook; and noteworthy articles on the broader topic appeared here this weekend in both local newspapers. […]
May 15, 2010

One common cause of marketing mistakes

Technology, and especially the "add-water" mentality driven by real-time communication modes, exacerbates "Last-Minute Syndrome."
March 7, 2010

Writing Right: The 100-Word Challenge

“The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem of what to say and how to say it.” That quote from Edward R. Murrow graces the overleaf of Beyond Buzz: […]